We wrote about Wendy’s investigation into a data breach at its chain restaurants at the beginning of January, and now Wendy’s faces a class action over that same breach. The suit claims that Wendy’s negligently exposed customers’ credit card information and lead plaintiff, Jonathan Torres, claims that hackers used his stolen credit card information, to charge almost $600 in fraudulent purchases. The complaint states, “Wendy’s could have prevented this data breach. While many retailers, banks, and card companies responded to recent breaches by adopting technology that helps make transactions more secure, Wendy’s has acknowledged that it did not do so.”
In addition to damages under the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Torres seeks judgment requiring Wendy’s to put adequate security measures in place as well.